Chapter 8 - Testing and Evaluation Methods for Protection Systems

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In this chapter, we aim to present different approaches used formally and informally for the evaluation of protection devices and schemes. This chapter starts with presenting background on generalization of protection device components, followed by the resources necessary to evaluate the protection system. Further, this chapter presents the different approaches used in protection evaluation with their advantages and disadvantages. Finally, this chapter closes by presenting background on technology readiness level metrics. Technology readiness level metric is borrowed from the space industry for the purpose of comparing the maturity of the different protection technologies and using the appropriate evaluation methods from the list presented here.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPower System Protection in Future Smart Grids: Achieving Reliable Operation with Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Generation
EditorsT. S. Ustun
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-5D00-88467


  • power systems
  • protection devices
  • smart grids
  • technology readiness


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